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Edmonton Eskimos sign returner Christion Jones to contact extension

Edmonton Eskimos sign returner Christion Jones to contact extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos signed American returner Christion Jones to a contract extension Monday. Details weren't immediately available. Jones was set to become a free agent next month. Jones joined the Eskimos on Aug.

Dozens of memorial plaques stolen from benches in Edmonton's river valley, parks

EDMONTON — Dozens of bronze memorial plaques on benches along Edmonton's river valley have been stolen. City officials say 123 plaques have been taken from locations that include the Victoria Promenade, River Valley Road and Grant Notley Park.
Ottawa 67's boss Andre Tourigny gets call to coach Canada's junior team

Ottawa 67's boss Andre Tourigny gets call to coach Canada's junior team

CALGARY — After serving as an assistant coach this year for Canada's gold medal-winning team, Andre Tourigny has earned a promotion for the 2021 world junior hockey championship. The native of Nicolet, Que.
Dumping probe in India expected to add to Canadian newsprint industry woes

Dumping probe in India expected to add to Canadian newsprint industry woes

CALGARY — A financial analyst says the long-struggling Canadian newsprint industry has even tougher times ahead given recent events including a potential anti-dumping investigation in India.
'Black Beauty' and 'Hellboy' - the dino stars of the Royal Tyrrell Museum

'Black Beauty' and 'Hellboy' - the dino stars of the Royal Tyrrell Museum

DRUMHELLER, Alta. — It was Aug. 12, 1884 when a young geologist, Joseph B. Tyrrell, stumbled upon a 70-million-year-old dinosaur skull, deep in the heart of Alberta's Badlands.
Calgary sport school that grooms Olympic champions threatened with shutdown

Calgary sport school that grooms Olympic champions threatened with shutdown

CALGARY — The National Sport School in Calgary that produces Olympic and Paralympic champions faces possible closure after a quarter century.
Billboard pleas: Alberta man hopes sign will find him a kidney donor

Billboard pleas: Alberta man hopes sign will find him a kidney donor

CARBON, Alta. — The large billboard overlooking the town of Drumheller in east-central Alberta is hard to miss. Next to a photo of a smiling man in a blue shirt, his arms crossed, the sign reads: "Jim really needs a kidney donor.

Alberta to play for back-to-back women’s gold at Canadian Juniors Curling Championships

LANGLEY, B.C. — Alberta's Abby Marks defeated Nova Scotia’s Taylour Stevens 6-5 in the women’s semifinal of the 2020 Canadian Junior Curling Championships on Saturday.
Tumour on Edmonton woman's liver was rare parasite, not cancer

Tumour on Edmonton woman's liver was rare parasite, not cancer

EDMONTON — Cassidy Armstrong says she washes her hands, cleans her vegetables and doesn't own any pets. "How did I get it? I don't know," says the 36-year-old from Edmonton.
Alberta open to extending Feb. 28 deadline for high-tech panel report

Alberta open to extending Feb. 28 deadline for high-tech panel report

EDMONTON — Alberta's economic development minister says she is open to extending the deadline for a looming benchmark panel report on growing the high-tech sector, but says she wants to start taking action no later than the end of spring.